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Many Elves Make Light Work!

Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

‘Twas the week before Christmas

and all through the town,

the elves were scurrying to make the countdown.

The gifts were arriving, by truck and by train,

to fill every stocking with no room to remain.

The children awaited his visit with glee,

then Santa Claus appeared by

the sparkling Christmas tree.

He passed out gifts to the kids so excited...

See what happens when we all stand united.

 

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Werther Addresses Chamber at His First Meeting As Mayor

Festive spirits, Christmas carols and some very good food was the norm at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Mineola Choral Society sang Christmas carols and the Village of Mineola’s new mayor, Larry Werther, was introduced to the chamber.

 

Mosette Broderick, a Lifelong NS Resident Authors Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White

Written by Jack Williams Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America’s Gilded Age

Twenty years in the making and just published by Alfred A. Knopf, the book tells a fascinating tale of the legendary architectural firm that flourished at the turn of the last century. The scrupulously indexed 581-page history goes well beyond the firm’s celebrated turn of the century achievement on Long Island and in New York. It delves deeply into the storied lives of the architects and their circle of wealthy clients.

 

Things Are Looking Up at Historical Society Including the Roof and the Internet

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

The Earle-Wightman House at 20 Summit Street, headquarters of the Oyster Bay Historical Society, is in line for a roof repair.  It is especially critical after the blizzard that started Sunday afternoon, Dec. 26. “On Sunday afternoon when it started to snow I went into the house to make sure everything was covered with plastic in case the snow got in. We did that last year. On Monday I came in to work and looked into the attic and there was a little snow but not as much as the year before.  The town was very responsive and came right over to look at it. I’m concerned that the weather will delay the repair but it is critical that it must be done,” said  Oyster Bay Historical Executive Director Phil Blocklyn.

 

Please Donate to the OBRM!

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

Barbara Minerd Longs to See Her Father’s N Gauge Railroad on Exhibit

Barbara Minerd is eager for you to donate to the Oyster Bay Railroad Musem, and for a very personal reason. “My father, Penn Minerd spent his life building an N-Gauge railroad. My mother Jane, 90, donated it to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum,”  she said.

 

TRA Announces Two Moves: New OB Digs, TR Birthplace

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

The Theodore Roosevelt Association is moving to a new office in Oyster Bay. It has also gained a new–free office in New York City. Terry Brown, TRA executive director said, “Please note that the TRA will be transitioning its current offices over the next two months.  By March 1, it will be located in a two office suite at 50 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. It will also maintain the P.O. Box (719) in Oyster Bay as its primary mailing address.” 

 

Pine Hollow Business Association Reforming and Meeting in January

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

A press release was sent out announcing, “Now that the final resting place of the Teddy Roosevelt statue has been completed on the corner of South Street and Berry Hill Road in Oyster Bay many residents and businesses in the Pine Hollow area have shown some great concerns and ideas pertaining as to what could be done to improve the appearance of this great hamlet of Oyster Bay.

“Several months ago some residents had looked into the idea of restarting an association called The Pine Hollow Businessmen Association which started in March of 1985. We have been already meeting at the Italian-American Club on a monthly basis,” said Lou Varrichio, a 40-year businessman in the Pine Hollow area. “We have found out that our concerns are common among each other. Concerns such as clean street, possible new sidewalks and nicely landscaped common areas.”

He added, “We are looking forward to hearing from those who wish to get involved - since this town is your town and we need everybody’s thoughts and ideas to accomplish what everybody sees every day.”

The next meeting will take place toward the end of January so everyone can enjoy the holidays. “For those who have any questions please feel free to call George Melillo at 922-2222 and we will be happy to help,” said Mr. Varrichio.

 

Snouder’s Corner Drugstore Closes Community Hopes for a Restoration

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

Frank Genovese and Eugene King were in Snouder’s Corner Drugstore on South Street in Oyster Bay, on Thursday morning, Dec. 9, behind the pharmacy counter where customers always saw them. The shelves of the drug store were bare and men were clearing out the final items from the store. Liquidators had been there earlier in the week.

 

Raynham Hall Museum Roof Repairs Historically Done

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

If you are walking along West Main Street, you might notice metal scaffolding at number 20. Raynham Hall Museum is in the process of having its roof repaired. The need for the repair was made clear by a leak that was discovered when part of the ceiling bulged with water and fell into the nursery on the second floor of the Victorian portion of the historic house museum earlier this year.

Luckily, the museum staff had already spotted the ceiling bulge and antique furniture was removed before the plaster fell.

 

Community Interest Is High for FOB’s Watershed Action Plan

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

The community showed its interest in the formation of the Friends of the Bay Watershed Action Plan for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor area steering committee work as they attended the Dec. 1 meeting at the Oyster Bay High School library. The fact that many in the audience were new to the process made for a good result in sharing information and expertise. FOB Executive Director Patricia Aitken said, “The attendees at the Watershed Action Plan meeting have substantial expertise to share. There was representation from both the Towns of Oyster Bay and Huntington, local villages, government agencies, other organizations, and citizens. This is what Friends of the Bay had envisioned, that a plan would be developed that truly reflects what the community thinks.

 

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